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Melbourne man diagnosed with cancer thought he had a pimple or ‘infected boil’

When a young Melbourne man spotted a dot on his nose, a pimple seemed to be the most obvious diagnosis.

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‘Your ear looks funny’: Dad given potentially deadly diagnosis after child points out spot

Of all the places melanoma can lurk on the body, Alexander Gupman’s skin cancer showed up on his ear.

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Man’s strange looking mole turned out to be incurable skin cancer

When Luke Thomas first noticed an unusual skin mark on his back he thought little of it.

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On this Valentine’s Day cancerversary, it’s time to change the win or lose language of cancer

Valentine’s Day 2015. As I was towel drying my body after a shower, I caught a peek of my back in the mirror. I noticed this huge mark that I hadn’t seen before.

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